Editorials

Cooperation will be key in transforming Jos. Campau

One of Hamtramck’s most prominent commercial property owners has come under scrutiny in the past couple of weeks. A report in the online publication Mlive.com has stirred up…

Change in election law will hurt Hamtramck voters

It’s not often we talk about issues outside of Hamtramck. But recently Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, signed into law two very bad pieces of election law that…

News

With influx of new students, school district finances are making the grade

With influx of new students, school district finances are making the grade

  By Charles Sercombe It was not long ago the Hamtramck Public School District feared…

Road repairs are wrapping up

Road repairs are wrapping up

  By Charles Sercombe Residents near Casmere can soon breathe easier. Or at least enjoy…

Breaking news … Hamtramck man leads state police on high-speed chase

Breaking news … Hamtramck man leads state police on high-speed chase

  By Charles Sercombe The hit-and-run accident involving a state trooper on Friday took a…

Judge admonishes ex-school boardmember for perjury in lawsuit

Judge admonishes ex-school boardmember for perjury in lawsuit

By Charles Sercombe A Hamtramck School Boardmember who was booted out of his seat lost…

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Business

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

Market’s closing signals more change to come in city’s retail offerings

  By Charles Sercombe A Hamtramck shopping landmark is now history. The Polish Market on Jos. Campau and Belmont abruptly announced it was closing this past weekend on…

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

Medical complex is part of Conant reinvention and rebirth

  By Charles Sercombe A few years ago a former Polish bakery sat empty and falling apart on Conant near Evaline. But much like the rest of Conant…

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

DDA is offering grants for businesses to purchase new signs

  Jos. Campau business owners who are thinking about getting a new sign this year have a helping hand waiting. The city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is once…

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Photo Gallery

Faces from the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival 2016

Faces from the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival 2016

By Charles Sercombe One of our favorite pastimes at the festival is people watching. There are so many interesting faces and…

News

Witness says she was asked to change her testimony in lawsuit

Witness says she was asked to change her testimony in lawsuit

  By Charles Sercombe Just a few weeks before former School Boardmember Mohammad Huda’s appeal in Wayne County Circuit Court to win back his seat was heard,…

Features

Walking tall: Putting Robert Kozaren in perspective. A two-part series

Walking tall: Putting Robert Kozaren in perspective. A two-part series

  By Greg Kowalski It was a cold December morning, but the sun was blazing, taking an edge off the biting cold. A small group of men…

Editorials

With a new year, it’s time for a new beginning in city hall

It’s a new year and already we are off to a rocky start, politically speaking. City Councilmember Anam Miah distributed an open letter to the community making…

Sports

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

For the first time in years, HHS baseball team come home champs

By Alan Madeleine Last week, Hamtramck High’s boys’ varsity baseball team won their first district championship since … well, since anybody can seem to remember. And the…